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London Rental Market Yields Fail to Make UK Top 20

By Rent Guarantor on 15/06/2020

London's rental market has long been popular with investors, however recent research shows that in the search for yield, the English capital isn't always the best option for investors. Indeed, no areas of London are in the top 20 regions that produce the strongest yields, a list which is dominated by northern postcodes.

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Landlords: 3 Reasons You Want Your Tenant to Renew

By Rent Guarantor on 10/06/2020

The time is coming up for a tenant to decide whether they want to renew their tenancy in a Landlord’s property. Most people would think it’s in the tenant's best interests to want to stay in the property, sign a new Tenancy Agreement and avoid all the effort, cost and stress involved with moving. However, it is also actually in a Landlord’s best interest for the tenants to stay as well (obviously pending that they have been good tenants so far) for the following reasons:

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Downsizing - Pros & Cons

By Rent Guarantor on 04/06/2020

In property, we often think bigger is better. Have you ever thought smaller might have its advantages? Welcome downsizing - this is the process of moving to a smaller property from your larger one. This is a decision made by those eager for a change, are struggling financially with related property costs, struggling with the upkeep, or empty nesters. It may even be time to move closer to friends and relatives and downsizing might be the only option. Let’s look into the pros and cons.

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London Rents Decline by up to 15% as Demand Drops

By Rent Guarantor on 08/06/2020

With students encouraged to stay at home and many workers in the city being furloughed or working fewer hours, demand for rental homes in the English capital has dropped off, which has in turn, weighed on rent levels. Amid the ongoing uncertainty wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, reports suggest the average London rent has declined by between 10-15% and that's despite an increase in demand as lockdown measures are eased.

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Government Should Not Make it More Difficult To Evict Tenants

By Rent Guarantor on 02/06/2020

With many of the UK's private residential sector landlords (PRS) working with their tenants to get through the current tough period, a leading industry body has highlighted the need for the Government to be equally supportive of those landlords - by not making it harder to evict tenants when such a move is necessary.